Margaret Tait Award: Sarah Forrest, April at GFF18

Mon 26 Feb 2018 / 6.15–7.15pm

Glasgow Film Theatre
Free, ticketed via GFT
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Sarah Forrest’s research for her new film April (2018) began on the Isle of Lewis, where she spent time looking at the stories, landscapes and histories associated with ‘second sight’, a prophetic phenomenon that is particular to the highlands and islands of Scotland. Taking an explorative approach to this subject matter, her new film reflects on the complex relationship between storytelling and vision, perception and belief.

The venue has step free access to all floors.

Part of Glasgow Film Festival 2018.

Sarah Forrest, production still, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

About the artist

Sarah Forrest

After studying at Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee, Sarah Forrest gained her masters from Glasgow School of Art in 2010, during which time she also studied at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. Forrest has held solo exhibitions at CCA in Glasgow (Two Solo Shows: Sarah Forrest and Mounira Al Sohl in 2013), Supplement in London (I Left it on Page 32 in 2014) and Kunstraum Dusseldorf in Germany (Again, it objects in 2016). Her work has been presented at international film festivals, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam (2014) and she has completed numerous residencies, including the inaugural Margaret Tait Residency in 2012. She is the 2017/2018 recipient of the Margaret Tait Award.